Humpday Hall of Shame: Ignoring Evil

Welcome to the Humpday Hall of Shame – every Wednesday we have highlighted the private prison industry’s influence on public policy through campaign contributions, lobbying, and the revolving door of public and private corrections.

“To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 We are ending the year by asking for your support.


Do you find the buying and selling of inmates and immigrant detainees in this country as repugnant as I do?  Do you find it disturbing that the private prison industry is the chief architect of bills like Arizona’s SB1070, a bill that ensures the growth of for-profit detention beds?  Are you horrified by the fact that the majority of states allow the shackling of women prisoners in their third trimester and during labor and childbirth?  Do you wonder what happens to elderly women inmates in prisons that are run for profit?

Do you question who will stand up against this multi-billion dollar industry that gorges itself on our tax-dollars?

Join the struggle today by making a special, tax-deductible year-end gift to Grassroots Leadership.

Email me at or Bob Libal at and find out how you can help in your community.

Do something.  Today.  Please.

In ten or in twenty years from now when you are asked what you did to stop the atrocity of for-profit incarceration, what will you say?

Thank you so much for your interest and for your support.  It is my great hope that we will be successful in 2012 and that we will make a real difference.  Please, join us this this radical act of democracy.

Donna Red Wing
Executive Director
Grassroots Leadership